Foss Memorial Library News
Children and tweens
are invited to come make fairy houses at the library on Saturday,
August 5 at 11am. Jerissa and Christy will show everyone how to
build a fairy house using natural and found items. You can take your
house home or leave it for the library book fairies!
Playwrights and Performers is a Teen/Tween
collaboration. The group meets every other Thursday at 6:30pm. The
group will write, produce and perform their own original show! There
will also be an opportunity to design sets and costumes. On
Saturday, August 26 at 6pm, the production will be put on for the
community along with dinner as our summer reading finale event!
Please call the library (269-3900) or visit our website
(oscarfoss.org) for more information about any of our programs or
events. There is always something happening at the Oscar Foss
Memorial Library! Library hours are; Tuesday and Wednesday:
10am-6pm, Thursday and Friday: 12pm-8pm, Saturday: 10am-1pm, Sunday
and Monday: closed.
Rounders Bowling League Starts Sept. 7th
The Year Rounders are a
group of men and women who for the last 28 years have been bowling
once a week on Thursdays at 11:30 AM.
We bowl three strings of
candlepin bowling at Boutwells Bowling Center in Concord starting on
Sept. 8 and continuing until early May.
This is friendly non
serious competition with people who enjoy bowling and sharing good
times with friends. At the end of the bowling season a banquet is
held with music provided.
If interested, please contact Peter
Rothwell at 776-1483.
Come join our league and enjoy the
friendships as much as the bowling!
Wheeler pondering which Christmas Gift in the swap he will select.
“Christmas In July”
The Locke Lake Social Club held their annual
“Christmas in July” roasted chicken luncheon on the 15th of July in
the lodge. The luncheon was sponsored by the club for it’s
members and guests. After a most delicious meal and high
caloric desserts, the members had a Yankee Swap of Christmas Gifts.
Next Month’s event will be an “Ole Fashion Picnic” on Saturday
August 19th at noon at the main beach gazebo & lodge. Members
are asked to have their own picnic luncheon and corn on the cob will
be provided, and appetizers or dessert to share. After lunch,
outdoor games will be played with cash prizes for the winners.
September 9th the annual “Monkey Golf” will be on the schedule.
This year a change. Pot Luck Breakfast will be at 9:30 am in
the Lodge and then the members and guests will attack the golf
greens. Members are asked to bring breakfast treats. For
those entering the golf tournament, a registration fee of $5.00 will
be expected. This will be returned in the form of prizes for
the 1st and 2nd place team winners. The coveted monkey statues
will be awarded to the captains of the winning team. No
experience is necessary so get in your swing practice.
Barnstead Parks And Recreation Summer Concert Series
July 29 please join Barnstead Parks and Recreation in welcoming Tore
Down House to the concert stage.
This is the band’s fourth year
appearing in the summer concert series. Mainly a trio, and
sometimes a quartet, this show will be a more intimate performance
of the original two members, Mark Huzar, vocalist and guitarist, and
John Michaud, drummer.
Mark and John have been performing all
over New England for the last 11 years. The two met in 1994 in
a music store while posting an ad seeking musicians. They soon
started playing together and writing songs. Both played in the
Funk Band “Indelible Groove” in the late 90s.
In 2000, Mark and
John recorded a CD under the band name “Amid the Ruins.” Then,
in 2006 Tore Down House was conceived and became a “back to roots”
project focused on playing classic deep cuts from some of the
greatest bands of our past, including The Allman Brothers Band, the
Grateful Dead, CCR, and on and on. Tore Down House also became
the vehicle for many original songs such as “American Farmer” and
“Crescent City”, as well as many others.
The show starts at 6:00
pm. The Barnstead Historical Society will be on hand offering
concessions. Remember to bring a lawn chair or blanket and a
friend or three. As always, smoking and alcohol are prohibited
on the Parade Grounds. Come enjoy this free event and show
your support for local music!
To The Editor
Respect has to be earned. We all want it
for ourselves and our nation. It seems we have lost the
respect of the rest of the world.
Respect is defined as “being
decent or correct in character or behavior.” Are we displaying
character by ignoring the healthcare needs of families, veterans,
the elderly, and others? Are we showing character or deserving
respect by pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement? If we don’t
respect our planet, why should we deserve respect as a nation?
It is obvious from recent events in Germany and elsewhere that the
U.S. has lost the respect of the world.
Our President, our
government, and their actions speak for all of us. The world
is watching and listening.
Please, encourage our NH congressional
delegation to show character and say, “We do care about the needs of
our fellow citizens and our planet.” Tell them that we, as
citizens of the United States of America, will show character and
that we still deserve the RESPECT we used to have.
Democrat Meeting: Progressives And Young Democrats
The theme of
next month’s meeting of the Tri-Town Democrats of Barnstead,
Gilmanton, and Alton on Monday, August 7th is Progressives and Young
Democrats! Our special guests will be Mo Baxley and a speaker from
the New Hampshire Young Democrats.
Mo Baxley is a former NH state
representative, former union organizer, and a longtime LGBT rights
activist and leader. She is best known in NH for leading the
efforts to pass NH’s gay rights and marriage equality laws. She has
been a powerful progressive voice in New Hampshire politics. Baxley
was a member of Bernie Sanders’ NH Steering Committee and she is now
the 2nd Vice-Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.
Hampshire Young Democrats is a statewide organization with over 500
active members. The mission of NHYD is to engage and involve young
people in New Hampshire’s political community, help young Democrats
seeking office, advocate for progressive issues, and train the next
generation of progressive leaders.
The guest speakers will be
followed by action items and community organizing.
will be held at the Barnstead Town Hall at 108 South Barnstead Road
in Barnstead. Come for socializing and potluck any time between 6:15
pm and 6:30 pm. The meeting runs from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm.
meeting is open to any and all residents of Barnstead, Alton, and
Gilmanton who consider themselves moderate, liberal, or progressive
Democrats or like-minded Independents. Refreshments to share are
encouraged but not required. For more information, email
visit the “Barnstead, Alton, and Gilmanton Democrats” Facebook page.